315 Eastern Parkway

The black history surrounding this street is also connected to Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) which addressed how certain homeowners or real estate agents barred black peoples from renting homes on the basis of their skin. This particular site of memory revealed by this protest sign calls out the person who discriminated against “negroes” following action steps to keep Ruth Diamond accountable.

My sisters volunteered to be apart of this site of memory, as they were familiar with Eastern Parkway for its revelry on Labor Day and were interested in a less told story of how housing discrimination negatively affected when black people were permitted to live in this area.

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